Rincon, Puerto Rico
Rico has a population of about 15,000 and is the third richest municipality only after
Carolina and SanJuan. It is home to many of the best surfing
beaches in Puerto Rico, including Domes, Marias, Tres Palmas, Sandy Beach, Pools Beach, and Rincon Town Beach
founded in 1771, is known as "Pueblo del Surfing" (the surfing town) and "El Pueblo de los Bellos Atardeceres" (the
town of beautiful sunsets). To get to Rincon, there is a 2
hour drive west from San Juan
using route #22 (toll road) and follow route #2 to Aguadilla and Aguada.
Rincon, Puerto Rico is home to unique Elkhorn coral
(Acropora palmata) thickets.
Elkhorn coral is a candidate for the Endangered Species Act. Elkhorn coral thickets reduce incoming
wave energy, offering critical protection to coastlines. Loss of this species may negatively affect
shorelines with mangrove and grass bed habitats that rely on calm water provided by these effective reef
Late August is the time for our Patron Saint Festival which is held near the central plaza
in Rincon, Puerto Rico downtown.
The first World Championships of surfing was held
in 1968 at Sandy Beach in the Puntas Barrio of Rincon. Since then, surfers from around the world have been visiting
Rincon in search of the perfect wave. Now Rincon has a thriving tourism economy which also boasts world class scuba
diving, snorkeling, and breathtaking sunsets.
Triathlon (Trialo Rincoeño) began in 1982, as an athletic activity by the Rincon Community Youth Center on behalf
of the Rincon Rural Health Initiative Project. It was so popular with the town community that it was
repeated the following year as part of the activities related to the Santa Rosa
After this successful second event, the Rincon Triathlon became an annual event and grew in size and popularity with the
Triathlete community. Eventually, the date was changed to the second Sunday of June. For more information contact
787-823-5865 or visit http://puertoricotriathlon.com/home.htm.
The Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, created in 2004, was established
to protect some of Puerto Rico's rich marine biodiversity for future generations.
In Rincon, there are lots of activities you can
enjoy on land. During the winter season, head for the Lighthouse Park to watch the surfers or incredible
Whale Watching. You'll also find great horseback riding, parasailing, sightseeing tours, day sailing &
sunset cruises, skating & skate board
Every winter, one of the most spectacular sights in nature is the
annual migration of Humpback Whales that takes place off of the coast of Rincon. The peak season is in February but whale sightings are possible as early
as December and as late as March.
part of Puerto Rico's 'Porta del Sol' beach & resort area in the west coast and publicize by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company which consists of seventeen
municipalities for Biking, Bio Bay, bird watching, diving, fishing, hiking, surfing, among many other natural
wonders. It is home to some of the world’s best beaches and surfing areas. Contact Rincón Tourism Office 787-823-5024 for more
For a great site about this wonderful paradise visit Rincon Online Guide, a great resource where you'll
find lodging, restaurants, and other activities.
Where to Stay
Rincón Beach Resort offers an array of adventures for those who
really enjoy exploring exciting places! An intimate, four star ocean front, boutique resort hotel located at
Almirante Beach on the Western
Coast of Puerto Rico, near the sleepy town of
Rincon, Puerto Rico, where
surfers enjoy world class surfing. Deep sea fishing, whale watching and kayaking are some of the many water
Rico provides most of
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